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District Announcements
DID YOU KNOW....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Absenteeism in Kindergarten can influence whether a child will be held back in 3rd grade.
 
  • Prisons in the U.S. are built based on 3rd grade reading scores.
 
  • As early as 6th grade, absenteeism becomes an indicator that a student could drop out.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
Attendance Award 1 - Students
Congratulations to Pontotoc Elementary School for having the highest average daily attendance (ADA) for students for the 1st reporting period!
Attendance Award 1 - Employees
Congratulations to Pontotoc High School for having the highest average daily attendance (ADA) for employees for the 1st reporting period!
DID YOU KNOW....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Of graduating high school students who miss 3 days per month, only 11% are able to attend a second year of college.
 
  • Most research considers missing 10% of a school year as chronic absenteeism.  That is 18 days in an academic year at PCSD.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
 
 
Warrior Day, 2014
Warrior Day, 2014 was a tremendous success! It was a beautiful day in Pontotoc, Mississippi, and the members of the Warrior Nation enjoyed all the festivities. 


There was the FUN….



 
Warrior Day, 2014
The FOOD.....

Warrior Day, 2014
The FELLOWSHIP.....

Warrior Day, 2014
The PARADE.....

Warrior Day, 2014
The PEP RALLY……..



 
Warrior Day, 2014
We’d like to say a special thank you to all participants who made this such a special day for the Pontotoc City Schools – Ellen Russell for coordinating the parade, Kevin Walls for coordinating the events on the Square, Tracy Crane for coordinating the pep rally, and the PCSD employees who hung flags, moved mats, cleaned up trash, and whatever else needed to be done. 
GO WARRIORS!!  
MAGC Awards
Congratulations to Phil Webb for being awarded the Administrator Advocate Award of Excellence in Gifted Education and James Castleman for being awarded the 2014 Sherrye C. Thompson Parent Advocacy Award in Gifted Education! Both were also awarded the 2014 MAGC (MS Association of Gifted Children) Outstanding Advocate Award of Excellence.  Thank you to both men for supporting our gifted program!!
DID YOU KNOW.....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Fourth graders who miss 3 days in the month prior to their NAEP assessments have been found to score a full grade level below their peers on NAEP.
 
  • Students in grades 8-12 who miss 3 days or more per month are 7 times more likely to become drop-outs.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
Tenn-Tom Invitational Marching Contest
Congratulations to the Pontotoc High School Band.  They traveled to Aberdeen on Saturday, Sept. 27, to compete in the Tenn-Tom Invitational Marching Contest.  The band was rated All Superior in Drum Majors, Drums, Guard, and Band as well as winning Best In Class and Best Overall in both drums and guard.  They won Best in Class 4A band and, for the 4th year in a row, the Grand Championship for overall best band in the contest.  Congratulations PHS Band!
DID YOU KNOW.....
DID YOU KNOW…..
 
  • Students must attend school regularly to benefit from what is taught there.
  • Kindergarteners who miss an average of 3 days per month struggle to succeed in school far beyond the kindergarten year.
 
  • Funding for Mississippi public schools is based on attendance for the months of October and November.
 
School attendance is important!
 
Some of this data was taken from the 2014 Attendance Works website.  This report was made possible by generous financial support provided to Attendance Works by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and W. K. Kellogg Foundation.                                                 www.attendanceworks.org
 
 
 
 
First Lady Visits DT Cox
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the First Lady of Mississippi, Deborah Bryant, visited DT Cox Elementary School.  Mrs. Bryant visited with two third grade classes.  She showed pictures of the Capitol and talked about her life with Governor Phil Bryant.  The students got to see pictures of her family.  She also read a book and talked about the importance of learning to read before you complete the third grade.  The faculty and staff at DT Cox did an exceptional job in welcoming Mrs. Deborah Bryant.
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